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Bengals News (3/22): Second wave

The Bengals have shown they may continue to try to bring in additional players during the second wave of free agency.

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Bengals pass on Penei Sewell in new mock draft after free-agent flurry
Darrisaw or Rashawn Slater over Sewell isn’t the most outlandish idea anymore as more analysts break into the film and grade players. Really, the Bengals can’t go wrong with any of the three — though where they play the rookie in year one now that Reiff is in town is hard to say.

Where Bengals' roster stands, next free-agent moves and draft repercussions
Every position is broken down by who survived (those under contract who were not cut), who re-signed (free agents on the team last year), who’s new (players brought in off other teams), who’s gone (Bengals who signed elsewhere), who’s out there (Bengals still unsigned) and what’s next. Also, the list does not include the 10 players signed to reserve/future contracts.

Here Are the Cincinnati Bengals' Top Needs Entering Second Week of Free Agency
Despite the moves, they still have plenty of weaknesses entering the second week of free agency. The good news is they still have around $23 million cap space and they appear to be on the hunt for multiple players.

Cincinnati Bengals' Actions Show They Plan to Make Another Push in Free Agency
Even after swapping out Carl Lawson for Trey Hendrickson, replacing William Jackson III with Mike Hilton and Chidobe Awuzie and signing two starting tackles—one on offense and one on defense—the Bengals plan on adding more players to their roster over the next few days.

Around the league

Robert Kraft explains Patriots spending spree: 'It's like investing in the stock market'
"It's like investing in the stock market," Kraft said. "You take advantage of corrections and inefficiencies in the market when you can, and that's what we did here. We'll see. Nothing is guaranteed, and I'm very cognizant of that. But we're not in the business to be in business. We're in this business to win."

L.A. homecoming: DeSean Jackson agrees to one-year deal with Rams
Jackson, a 2008 second-round draft pick out of the University of California, re-signed with the Eagles in 2019 after a five-year absence that saw him make stops in Washington and Tampa Bay. After playing in at least nine games in each of his first 11 years, Jackson was limited to a combined eight appearances over two seasons due to numerous injuries. Philly decided to part ways with him last month.

2021 NFL free agency: Biggest moves/non-moves
Free agency does something funny to the Football Industrial Complex. We can't help but equate hyperactive teams handing out satchels of money to players other clubs didn't want as a sign of competence and future success.